Michael Cera photographed in 2012.

Michael Cera poses for a portrait during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. 

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Over the weekend, Michael Cera essentially pulled off "a Beyonce," releasing a surprise full-length album without any buildup or promotion. And the secret was still well-kept until several days later, so in a sense, he pulled it off even better.

All joking aside, the Cera album is very real, even if it's not aided by a record label or any real promotion. Instead, Cera's 18-song collection of lo-fi, homemade ditties (complete with singer-songwriter narratives and instrumental interludes) exists in the realm of Bandcamp, where countless other artists who actually are no-name up-and-comers get their start. You can pay $7 to own the album yourself (in MP3, FLAC, and more formats!) or just stream it at your leisure.

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Listen to Cera's album, True That, below:

And in case you weren't up to speed on the musician behind these lo-fi odes, Cera includes an on-brand, irreverent bio of himself:

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"Michael Cera was born in Canada in 1988 at the tender age of zero."

He also got a very nice endorsement from his pal Jonah Hill:

Cera's love of music -- particularly the indie variety -- is well-documented. He starred in the music-themed films Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, guested on Weezer’s 2010 album Hurley and occasionally played bass for the Sub Pop Records-signed band Mister Heavenly.

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